Psallam Spiritu et Mente
Music Celebrations International is proud to present its British Cathedral Residency Program
If you’re unfamiliar with the concept of a Cathedral Choir Residency, you’re not alone. These programs give choirs the opportunity to sing services in one of these glorious buildings and experience the depth and breadth of the English Choral Tradition.
Learn more about Cathedral Residencies
A Choir Residency is a period of time (usually one week, but could be less) when a visiting choir takes over for the regular choir at a Cathedral.
Where are Cathedral Residencies Offered?
Some of the more popular Residency Sites include Canterbury Cathedral, York Minster, Gloucester Cathedral, and many more throughout Britain.
Contact Us to Learn More!
Please feel free to contact our Cathedral Residency experts at Music Celebrations International and Faith Journeys to answer any questions you have.
About Our Team
Our team of experienced tour consultants includes a cathedral Residency Specialist to help guide you through your planning and traveling experience. We also maintain many close relationships with church music directors, clergy, and diocesan staff members from across the country who have worked with us and who are great resources for developing and maintaining a culture of collegiality to complement your touring and residency offerings.
Our Residency Specialist, Darren Herring (also the National Director of Sales for our sister company, Faith Journeys), has worked within the Episcopal Church for decades, in both parish and cathedral settings. He has led and worked in music programs and Christian education (J2A, RSCM and summer camp programs) and is a specialist in pilgrimage to the United Kingdom. Darren has a local and collegial knowledge of the UK, having both extensive travel experience and working in the music departments of several British Cathedrals. He is certified in Safeguarding God’s People and Children, and serves currently as the Music Program Coordinator at Saint Anthony Episcopal Church, in Scottsdale, AZ. He is a published composer, have pieces available with Paraclete Publications, GIA, and Hal Leonard, and an expert on Anglican repertoire.
Darren Herring at Southwark Cathedral
Many thanks for your hard work on our behalf. We had a wonderful time in England singing at Exeter and Wells. The Choir Residency at Exeter Cathedral was an incredible experience.
John Balme, Director
Concordia Youth Chorale
Frequently Asked Questions
Do we have to sing every night?
If a service is listed, yes. Although, choirs can change around personnel to give some singers a night off. Ex. A mixed voice choir could sing one service with men’s voices one night and trebles the next.